SoCal's Housing Crisis |

In a Boyle Heights building, the mariachis get to stay

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| After hefty rent hikes led to protests, rent strikes and eviction notices, Boyle Heights tenants have reached a resolution with property owners.

Santa Ana considers rent control as housing costs rise

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Santa Ana is the latest California city, and the only one in Orange County, to consider rent control as one solution to the housing affordability crisis.

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Nearly all CA cities fail to build enough homes to meet demand

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Each California community is tasked to build a certain number of homes each year. About 98 percent failed to do that, according to a new state report.

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Popular granny flats create a niche industry in LA

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Architects and designers are shifting more of their focus to small backyard housing units. "It's the next big thing in L.A.," says one firm's co-founder.

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City Council approves new plans for gentrification-wary South LA

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The development plans address some — but not all — of residents' concerns.

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Pasadena, Inglewood activists latest to pursue rent control

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Housing activists filed preliminary paperwork with the Pasadena and Inglewood officials to get rent control initiatives on the 2018 ballot.

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UCLA students want to start their own neighborhood council

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Some students disagree with the existing Westwood council over housing developments that they say could ease the high cost of rentals around campus.

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GOP tax plan disproportionately hits SoCal homebuyers

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Experts say the GOP tax plan will hit SoCal homebuyers whose mortgage interest deduction would be lowered while homeowners would also be affected.

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